1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 17, 2012 9:27 AM by Klaus1
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I am suddenly getting this error message when I click on my Mail icon on my Mac:


'You cannot use this versions of mail with this version of Mac OS X'


I am not technically inclined and have no idea why this is suddenly now an issue ( and my mail is backing up! Thank goodness I have an IPad). All updates are current..



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,775 points)

    Mac OS X v10.6: Mail.app won’t open, or "You can't use this version of Mail…" alert after installing Security Update 2012-004:




    Fellow user Grant Bennet-Alder offers this solution:


    Some users have reported this problem if the Mail Application has been moved out of the top-level /Applications folder, or duplicated in another location.


    When the Security Update is done, the old version of Mail is disabled.


    The solution has been to:


    1) make certain Mail is in the /Applications folder

    2) There is no other copy anywhere else.

    3) Once steps 1 and 2 have been done, Manually download and re-apply the Security Update (2012-004) by hand.


    Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard)




    If the Mail.app has been LOST, it can be re-installed by applying the 10.6.8 version 1.1 combo update. But this update is quite large and it is usually not necessary:


    Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1